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Virgil Eugene Simmons

December 22, 1927 — December 31, 2021

Virgil Eugene Simmons

Virgil Eugene Simmons, age 94, formerly of Rushsylvania, Ohio passed away Friday morning, December 31, 2021, at Ayden Healthcare of Belle Springs.

Virgil was born in Massillon, Ohio December 22, 1927, to the late Hally H. and Alice Celestine (Mann) Simmons. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Helen Louise (Sloan) Simmons and siblings Nelson Simmons, Gerald Simmons, and Ruth Simmons.

Virgil is survived by sons Larry Simmons of Bellefontaine, and Bob Simmons of Rushsylvania; three grandchildren: Lisa (Scott) Engle, Kari (Andrew) Blankenbeker, and Matthew (Steph) Simmons; a step-grandchild, Christopher Engle and five great-grandchildren, Jocelynn, Baileigh, McKinley, Piper, and Charlee and a sister, W. Irene Garman of West Liberty.

Virgil was a member of the Rushsylvania United Methodist Church and worked as a machine operator for 25 years at Roberts Screw. Virgil had also worked on the railroad and did carpentry work. He had a strong work ethic and rarely, if ever, missed a day of work. Virgil enjoyed bowling, golfing, and helping other people. Camping trips with family and friends were routine events and treasured by all.

A private family graveside service will be held in the Rushsylvania Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rita Riedmiller Medical Scholarship Fund c/o Mary Rutan Foundation 205 E. Palmer Rd. Bellefontaine, OH 43311

The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine is honored to serve the Simmons family.


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